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Dr Nicholas Smith BA(Hons), LLM Natal, PhD Auck.

Senior Lecturer

School of Accountancy

He teaches part of the “Legal and Social Environment of Business” first year paper, and the Law of (Real) Property course. He has also taught in The Law of Business Organisations paper at Massey. 

Nicholas completed his PhD at the University of Auckland in 2007. His PhD research was on the concept of equality in moral, political and legal philosophy. He has published articles on human rights, including some from his doctoral dissertation, and on statutory interpretation. His recent book (2011 Publisher Ashgate Limited) is titled Basic Equality and Discrimination. He has also published a book on business law, The Legal Environment of Business (Pearsons 2010, with Jerry Hubbard). 

His research is mostly in human rights theory and focuses on discrimination and equality. 

Nicholas, senior lecturer in Business Law, started working at Massey University in 1999. Before that, he lectured in public law and legal theory in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 (09) 414 0800 ext 43293
    Location: MBS 1.13C, Massey Business School
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - University of Natal (1986)
  • Bachelor of Laws - University of Natal (1987)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Auckland NZ (2007)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Human Rights

Applied ethics (businessd ethics)

Discrimination (including in the workplace)

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Law And Legal Studies (180000)

Keywords

Discrimination

Human Rights

Morality

Research Outputs

Journal

Smith, NM. (2017). Constitutional reform in New Zealand Nicholas Smith on the Māori electoral option. New Zealand Law Journal. No 7 - August 2017, 252-4 Retrieved from http://www.lexisnexis.co.nz/en-nz/home.page
[Journal article]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2017). Constitutional reform in New Zealand Nicholas Smith, Massey University, on the Treaty of Waitangi and constitutional reform. New Zealand Law Journal. No 8 - September 2017, 270-4 Retrieved from http://www.lexisnexis.co.nz/en-nz/home.page
[Journal article]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, N. (2009). The relationship between equality and liberty. New Zealand Universities Law Review. 23(4), 450-464
[Journal article]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2007). A critique of recent approaches to discrimination law. New Zealand Law Review. 2007(3), 499-525
[Journal article]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2005). Why do we speak of equality?. The Otago Law Review. 11(1), 53-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2002). Freedom of religion: The right to manifest our beliefs. The South African Law Journal. 119, 690-699
[Journal article]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2001). Freedom of religion in the constitutional court. South African Law Journal. 118(1), 1-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Smith, N.

Book

Smith, NM., & Hubbard, J.(2017). Business Law in New Zealand : an introduction. Auckland, New Zealand: Edify Ltd
[Authored Book]Authored by: Smith, N.
Hubbard, J., & Smith, NM.(2015). The legal environment of business an outline. Auckland, NZ: edify
[Authored Book]Authored by: Smith, N.
Hubbard, J., & Smith, NM.(2013). The legal environment of business: An outline. Auckland, NZ: Pearson
[Authored Book]Authored by: Hubbard, J., Smith, N.
Smith, NM.(2011). Basic equality and discrimination: Reconciling theory and law.
[Authored Book]Authored by: Smith, N.
Hubbard, J., & Smith, N.(2010). The legal environment of business: An outline. Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson
[Authored Book]Authored by: Hubbard, J., Smith, N.

Thesis

Smith, N. (2007). Basic equality and its applications. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Auckland)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Smith, N.

Conference

Smith, NM. (2017, July). Can We Find a Good General Reason to Censor Discriminatory Speech?. Presented at AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF LEGAL PHILOSOPHY ANNUAL CONFERENCE. AUCKLAND LAW SCHOOL, 9 EDEN CRESCENT, AUCKLAND CBD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2016, July). Puzzles of indirect discrimination. Presented at Australian Society for Legal Philosophy Annual Conference. Melbourne, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2012, July). Three lectures, a case and several controversies but no wedding. Presented at Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2011, July). New Zealand's constitutional review: A call to armchairs. Presented at Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference. Brisbane, QSL.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM.(2011). New Zealand's constitutional review: A call to armchairs. . Brisbane, QSL.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2009, June). Discrimination and culture. Presented at Annual Conference of Australian Society of Legal Philosophy. Melbourne, Vic.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM.(2009). Discrimination and culture. . Melbourne, VIC
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2006, June). Equality's law. Presented at Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Smith, N.

Other

Smith, NM. (2004). Ways of talking about equality: Substance, dignity or social inclusion. Massey University, School of Accountancy
[Other]Authored by: Smith, N.
Smith, NM. (2001). "Religion". (pp. 75 - 77). Witwatersrand University Press
[Other]Authored by: Smith, N.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Afrikaans
    Last used: Last week!
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work

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